Vassiliki's main expertise is as a researcher in Cochrane systematic reviews for conditions and diseases that affect the human gut. Her interests include Evidence-based Medicine, Food and Nutrition, as well as Community Pharmacy, areas in which she has significant research experience. Vassiliki is also a Registered Dietitian with clinical experience.
In her current role alongside Prof. Morris Gordon, Vassiliki manages the authoring teams for many of UCLan's Cochrane Gut ongoing reviews and protocols. As part of an NIHR research grant she has published Cochrane systematic reviews on Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). She also organises and helps deliver Cochrane systematic reviews workshops for clinicians and medical students, and workshops for IBD patients that aim to increase patient involvement in the group's research.
Vassiliki's previous role at the University of Central Lancashire was as a Research Assistant in Community Pharmacy alongside Prof. Paul Rutter. During that time she carried out research projects on community pharmacists' decision-making and diagnostic skills, pharmacy education and Emergency Department Pharmacy Services in collaboration with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals' Pharmacy team. Vassiliki's past experience includes projects that studied the effect of dietary fibre and prebiotics on children's satiety and appetite. She has worked in the fields of food product development, nutrigenomics and as a clinical Dietitian. She has also done consultation work as a Nutritionist on a project examining the potential of insects as a protein source for human consumption.